Politics, 2024 U.S. Election

If Germany Had An Insurrection Clause like the 14th Amendment in 1933, We May Never Have Heard of Hitler

John Dean
1 min readDec 20, 2023

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Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia, modified by the author.

The Supreme Court of Colorado has spoken. Donald Trump is disqualified from the 2024 ballot for his part in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment disqualifies anyone who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the U.S. or who has given aid or comfort to enemies of the U.S.

An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court will follow. Still, the Colorado decision makes you wonder, what if Germany had a similar provision in its constitution in 1933 when Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor?

Challenges to Trump’s eligibility to run in 2024 have been filed in more than twenty states, including Michigan and Minnesota. Should the Supreme Court confirm Colorado’s action, possible if the case is considered on an expedited review, Trump’s 2024 run for the presidency would be over.

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John Dean

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